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Lucan

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Lucan Introduction Lucan was one of the major successors of Virgil in the genre of Latin epic poetry. In turn, he exercised a strong influe...

Literature, Neo-Latin

Victoria Moul

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Neo-Latin Literature Introduction Neo-Latin literature is a vast field, covering Latin texts written in an intentionally classical style in bo...

Geography

Daniela Dueck

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Geography ...

Mosaics, Greek and Roman

Ruth Westgate

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Greek and Roman Mosaics Introduction The earliest decorated mosaics in the Greco-Roman world were made in Greece in the late 5th century bce, ...

Virgil

Elaine Fantham, Emily Fairey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Virgil Introduction Many regard Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70–19 bce; also spelled Vergil in English) as the greatest of the Roman poe...

Plotinus

Richard Dufour

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Plotinus Introduction Plotinus (205–270 ce) is considered to be the founder of Neoplatonism. Pupil of Ammonius Saccas, he taught in Rome fr...

Augustus

Alison E. Cooley

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Augustus Introduction Augustus, famous as Rome’s first emperor, came to power in the aftermath of his defeat of Antony and Cleopatra. The bene...

Numismatics, Greek and Roman

Oliver D. Hoover

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Greek and Roman Numismatics Introduction The coins struck by the ancient Greeks and Romans have been a subject of scholarly interest since at l...

Menander of Athens

David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Menander of Athens Introduction Menander, born in 342/1 bce, was an Athenian citizen, the son of Diopeithes and Hegestrate (Suda s.v. Menander...

Countryside, Roman

Annalisa Marzano

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Roman Countryside Introduction It is challenging to talk of a “Roman countryside” as if it were one homogeneous feature characterizing the wid...

Art, Late Antique

Thelma K. Thomas

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Late Antique Art Introduction There is no consensus as to the shape of the field of Late Antique art or the temporal parameters of the period ...

Marcus Manilius

Katharina Volk

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Marcus Manilius Introduction Marcus Manilius was a Roman poet who in the second decade of the 1st century ce wrote Astronomica, a hexameter poe...

Sallust

Abram Ring

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Sallust Introduction Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86–35? bce) was born at Amiternum, about 93 kilometers northeast of Rome. He may have been the fi...

Sappho

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Sappho Introduction The bibliography on Sappho is truly enormous and labyrinthine. She is the only ancient woman poet whose work and polyvalen...

Apollonius of Rhodes

Martine Cuypers

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Apollonius of Rhodes Introduction Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century bce) is the author of the Argonautica, the only full-scale epic surviving ...

Dio, Cassius

David Wardle

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Cassius Dio Introduction The surviving books of Cassius Dio’s Roman history (those that have survived intact and those preserved by Byzantine ...

Novel, The Greek

Tim Whitmarsh

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

The Greek Novel Introduction In the first century ce large-scale fictional works written in Greek prose began to appear, generally erotic a...

Slavery, Greek

Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Greek Slavery Introduction The earliest Greek texts known to us already attest to the existence of unfree labor. Despite being widespread and ...

Pausanias

William Hutton

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Pausanias Introduction Pausanias was a Greek author of the second century ce (b. c. 115–d. c. 180), whose only known work is the Periegesis Hel...

Architecture, Roman

Janet DeLaine

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Roman Architecture Introduction Architecture is the quintessential Roman art, and the well-preserved remains of Roman buildings dominate our vi...

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